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    This National Guard position is for a IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK), Position Description Number D0262000and is part of the PA Deputy Chief of Staff for Information MGMT, National Guard.

    The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

    Bargaining Position
    Category 1: Qualified, currently employed technicians working at the location specified in the job announcement.
    Category 2: Qualified, currently employed technicians of the Pennsylvania National Guard. (Army and/or Air)
    Category 3: Qualified members of the Pennsylvania National Guard. (Army and/or Air)
    Category 4: Individuals who are currently serving in another branch of service who are willing to become members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

    1 or more Position(s) may be hired against this Announcement.

    Position may lead to permanent assignment without further advertisement.

    Security + and CCNA is required within 6 months of hire.

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    As a IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK), GS-2210-11, you will perform a variety of network device configuration and connectivity tasks. Execute procedures and coordinate corrective action to optimize network performance. Install, configure and monitor tested and evaluated software packages that provide performance measurements of the WAN/LAN. Implement the standard configuration software loads for all network devices. Utilize benchmarks and performance measurement and evaluation data to manage network servers and data communication devices to support normal and surge workload. Work with technical support personnel in resolving critical problems. Use remote management software tools to maintain and update configuration, protocol and user/system files. Document and track change to configuration, protocol and user/system files. Execute appropriate action to ensure backup processes are completed. Evaluate the performance of network devices such as servers, workstations, and peripheral devices, and remote access systems. Coordinate the development and implementation of configuration management plans for complex LANs and WANs with supported elements to include headquarters staff elements, tenant activities, state government, regional operating activities and national agencies. Implement plans and procedures for remote installation of applications and upgrades using state of the art software distribution methods. Monitor distribution of applications and upgrades ensuring compliance with regulations and copyright laws. Implement procedures to ensure accurate records of authorized users of distributed software are maintained. Implement the standard operating procedures for all devices on the network. Review and evaluate proposed software. Provide input to briefings and presentations on the complexities of the installation networks. These briefings provide the basis for long-range decision planning relating to C4 network project management. Analyze equipment and software reliability and utilization reports to identify and define problem areas and to establish end-to-end systems performance levels. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Individuals who are currently serving in another branch of service who are willing to become members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483079900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.